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After the O’s wild postseason ride ended, one of the first questions fans were asking is “What will the O’s do with Nate McLouth?”
McLouth, after all, had been the team’s best hitter during the postseason, when it seemed that the state was too big for most everybody on the team except him.
Right here at the Nest, Phil Backert said the O’s SHOULD bring back McLouth, just not with a lucrative, multi-year contract.
If McLouth stayed on his pace with the O’s he would have shattered his career high in stolen bases and come close in the other categories. Since the 2008 season, McLouth hit 20 homeruns one time, never batted .260 or higher until his stint in Baltimore, and never collected 20 stolen bases. The big kicker is he hasn’t played in more than 130 games since that All-Star season. The hope is McLouth lost his way for 2 ½ seasons and he is back to being the player he was in his mid-20’s.
The Orioles don’t have the luxury at this point to go on hope. I can see McLouth asking for 3 years at around 5 million a year. He will probably settle for two years, but he will want the guarantee to start. The O’s will be comfortable having him compete for a spot and at worst they have a great 4thoutfielder. They run the risk, however, of another team thinking he is the player he was at 26 and paying him handsomely.
Well Phil, you got your wish.
According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, multiple sources are reporting that the O’s have indeed re-signed McLouth, and that the deal is for just one year.
According to multiple sources, the Orioles and the 31-year-old left fielder have agreed to a one-year deal. There is no option involved.
The Orioles haven’t announced the deal, but it is reportedly worth $2 million with $500,000 in performance bonuses.
I have no problems whatsoever with this signing – if you ask me, it’s very Ravens-esque: Right Player, Right Price. McLouth will be great to have as a fourth outfielder, and is a solid insurance policy should Nolan Reimold’s injury-prone ways continue in 2013. Especially if Nate can continue the career resurrection that he saw during the last month-plus of the season, an outfield of Nick Markakis/Adam Jones/Nolan Reimold/Nate McLouth is one that should be just fine.
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